During this difficult time of pandemic and social distancing, we finally see Ohio gradually reopening to select businesses and activities, with precautions firmly in place to prevent a severe "second wave" of COVID-19. In keeping with this gradual reopening, it is necessary that we make similar arrangements within our Church to gather for liturgy inside the church building.
The liturgy you may attend in the weeks ahead will look and feel much different from what you remember from three months ago. The pandemic is not over, and safety precautions must be followed to promote the continued health and safety of everyone in our community.
We want you to be prepared. Thus, we have created a new set of guidelines to help. These guidelines have considered expert advice from the medical community, public health leaders, and Church hierarchy. They are meant to assist everyone in safely participating in the liturgy while maintaining the sound health precautions counseled by health and government officials. It will be imperative for all of us to work together during these times.
In order to participate in liturgy, the following guidelines MUST be met.
FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY the following precautions have been taken by the church. All doors will be propped open to limit contact with high contact touchpoints. The bathrooms have been equipped with touchless faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towels dispensers to limit contact with high contact touchpoints as well. Orban will be made by bakers wearing masks and gloves and the Orban will be sealed in individual bags. Abouna and the altar deacon will wear shields and masks during communion. Altar deacon will wear gloves. Abouna will wear gloves for communion to babies.